Kitchen tiling services cost around $50 to $270 per square metre. Prices vary depending on the type of kitchen tiles, the size of the project and the complexity of the job.
Whether your old kitchen tiles need replacing or you just want a revamp, tiling work will require a professional to accomplish the job.
While the cost of hiring a tiler can range from $45 to $85 per hour, some kitchen tilers charge on a square-metre basis. Confirm labour rates before hiring a professional installer to give you an overview of the cost.
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Types of Kitchen Tiles and Their Costs
Kitchen tiles vary not only in quality, size and design but also in pricing.
Ceramic tiles are a popular kitchen tiling option for most homeowners. They come in different sizes and colours to complement any kitchen design.
Expect to pay around $20 to $50 per square metre for ceramic tiles. Prices can reach up to $160 per square metre for high-end ceramics.
Porcelain tiles are another type to consider. Although they are more compact and less porous than other tiling materials, some styles tend to be closely interchanged with ceramic types in terms of quality.
This type of tiling costs around $50 to $100 per square metre and may increase up to $150 depending on the quality.
Feature tiles add character to any room and are commonly used in the kitchen. They vary in shapes, sizes and materials to suit different tastes and applications.
The price starts at $20 and may reach up to $200 per square metre depending on the texture and design.
Mosaic tiles come in different patterned textures and are often used as splashbacks. They are typically priced per piece, ranging from $15 to $130. The final cost will depend on your preferred size and design.
Note: Wall and floor tiles often vary in cost. Consult a professional kitchen tiler to learn more about the pricing differences.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Kitchen Tiling
Like with bathroom tiling, the cost of kitchen tiling services will depend on aspects such as your choice of materials. Consider the following factors to budget your kitchen renovation project.
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Your location determines how much a tradie will charge. Generally, the cost of hiring a tiler costs around $30 to $70 per square metre. The list below shows the indicative rates of a tiler in Australia:
- South Australia: $30 to $40 per m2
- Queensland & Western Australia: $45 to $50 per m2
- Victoria: $50 to $55 per m2
- NSW: $60 to $70 per m2
Clarify labour prices before work commences as some charge by the hour.
Size of the area
The cost of laying tiles will vary depending on the size of the kitchen. Large kitchens typically cost higher than small ones in terms of quantity. You also have to consider the quality of materials used, which may exceed the normal price range.
Complexity of the job
Irregularly shaped kitchen tiles are more difficult to install than typical ones. Likewise, dealing with uneven surfaces will require more time for kitchen tilers to complete the installation, incurring larger fees than usual.
Additional jobs such as removing old tiles will attract increased costs. Cutting tiles to fit the wall or floor surfaces also requires extra labour.
Hiring a Kitchen Tiling Expert
Regardless of whether you’re renovating your kitchen or replacing a few old, damaged tiles with new ones, you need an experienced tiler to accomplish the job. Here are a few questions to ask when hiring a professional for your kitchen tiling project.
- What type of tiling job do you usually do? Always choose a tiler who specialises in kitchen tiling services to increase the success rate of the project.
- How long have you been in the tiling industry? Ensure the tradie has sufficient work experiences and has proven to be competitive in the field. Check previous accomplishments and compare them from other contractors.
- Do you have customer references? It is important to ask for testimonials or a copy of customer references to source feedback from previous clients. This will help you learn more about the tradie along with his professionalism, reliability and work ethics.
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